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Always a great meal.
Always a great time at Nicola's. The wife really enjoyed the fig old fashioned which looks to be a new addition to the cocktail list. Both salads were excellent and of course the bolo was it killer self. Service was great. Just a fantastic experience
we loved it! server was awesome! love the small bar.
Worst service from start to finish. Hostess was nowhere to be found- waited about 15 to 20 minutes to get seated even though we had a reservation and other people were complaining of their wait too. Once seated, our waiter was very unprofessional, only directing his attention to the male at the table and completely ignored me throughout dinner- he was blatantly sexist. He even ended the meal shaking the male's hand and continued to pretend I wasn't there. Waiter made us feel uncomfortable with awkward jokes and made the service all about himself. They even brought us our check before our entree even came! Incredibly rude and disappointing from a restaurant we once loved. If the food wasn't so good we definitely would not be back.
Had an outstanding time celebrating my wife's birthday!
Dinner with my daughter before she heads back to college
Food was excellent. Loved the duck leg and goat cheese salad. Enjoyed the atmosphere. The server wasn’t very engaging, but was attentive and satisfactory.
Another wonderful dinner at Nicola's. The food, service and ambiance make this a favorite spot.
We were seated in a very small room with glass walls. It was really warm and I felt like I was in a fish bowl. The food was good but the table was not.
New Year’s Eve dinner $100/4 course. Ergo the mediocre value rating.
The bartender does a terrific job. Perfect side-car and old-fashioned, and generously poured.
Gnocchi, potato leek soup and risotto and bread service were to kill for. Endive salad and beef tenderloin were very good. I didn’t particularly care for the grouper dish. The accompanying vegetables were not that tasty. Passion fruit and chocolate torte were excellent. Wine selections were fine.
Service was laid back which was both surprising for New Year’s Eve and welcome.
We don't visit Nicola's often enough. This visit reminded us how good the food is and the service was terrific. It is a treat since it is not inexpensive but worth it.
Awesome Food, Awesome Service, kind of crowded so noise level was not great but food and service make up for it.
Our server Quinton was very knowledgeable about the food. Very impressed with him. Food outstanding
Absolutely wonderful food, atmosphere and service.
We love Nicolas. Best restaurant in the city, service is always outstanding, always given a great dining experience.
I love Nicola’s - I have been many times and always look forward to going back. The food was delicious per usual however the service was very disappointing. You pay for the whole experience and the table placement and service definitely took away from the value.
I requested specific seating arrangements, and I was accommodated. The selection of from each course was varied and interesting. My guest was completely satisfied with the Pork Belly first course, which was very attractively presented. My guest was equally pleased with the bolognese my pasta course was superb, but the Atlantic sole was a bit dry, over cooked, and the presentation was quite unattractive. The waiters were very helpful and service was excellent.
High quality food. Great staff. A little pricey but worth it
Even after all this time, Nicola's remains a special place. The food is always fresh and beautifully prepared. The service is not fussy and always knowledgeable. It's always worth the drive.
Nicolas is one of our favorites. We have celebrated my wife's birthday at Nicolas the last two years. It has always been a special night - outstanding food, good wine and service. We also like to go to Nicolas on Monday for the pasta special which is good value.
Great as always!
The food was fantastic - the service very good! Though we were there with another couple - I look forward to returning on ‘date-night’!
That said - I won’t use open table again.
This was the second time I used the app and both times the seating in the restaurants was on time but the WORST location possible! I’m feel the restaurants don’t like Open Table customers. (Trios and now Nicolas)
Had family in from out of town and wanted to share with them the Nicola's experience. As expected, everything was fantastic. My brother in law's girlfriend is fairly particular about food, and she loved both the beet salad and the gnocchi. My bil went with the classic house dish, bolognese, and was very glad we made that recommendation. And Perry, the server, did a great job all night to make the evening a real success
Superb service foreshadowed a positively memorable and exceptionally well prepared meal. Chef’s creativity was reflected in each of the four courses we shared. Presentation only heightened the drama and memorability of the delicately prepared smoked trout, endive salad, homemade pasta and fish entrees. This is a must visit for anyone who appreciates creativity and excellence as both were present to an exceptional level
Only thing that was odd is they have a main restaurant then an alcove area that is separate. Be sure to know where they put you as the ambiance is different.
Excellent in every way. It was a first time experience for all of of our guests, but it is now on their favorites list.
Wonderful/ Jeremy was great - everything was great!
ABSOLUTELY Excellent. Second time this month- and will be back soon.
Dinner at Nicola’s is always a welcomed treat. The atmosphere is relaxing and inviting. Service is always superior. Cheyenne was our server, she was very attentive and offered beautiful recommendations of wine. She was very knowledgable of the menu which made making our dinner choices easy. There is no where else in Cincinnati you can find such a wonderful bread basket!
I brought my daughters to celebrate the occasion of having them together for the holidays. We had a lovely meal and excellent service. Nicola’s never disappoints.
Our server was spectacular. Food amazing. The server knew the menu inside and out and was so helpful. As always, never disappointed.
I have been to Nicola's many times and I have yet to have a meal that was less than superb. I was there for my daughters birthday. They forgot my drink order, the appetizers, and to ask me if I would like coffee or a drink at the end of my meal. I ended up getting the appetizer after my entree', which by the way did not bother me in the least. Forgetting my drink was no big deal but I would have liked to have had some coffee and a Grand Marnier after my meal. The food as usual was outstanding. The restaurant was very busy the night I was there, so I am not remotely upset.
Now we have found another BEST in the city. Can not figure out why it took us so long to come.
Enjoyed it all. Cheyenne was the best. We will be back!
The food is terrific, and our service was top-notch. It is expensive, but for a special occasion, it is a great option.
Always a treat. Never felt rushed but servers are very attentive to everything. Great place, great food and great people.
Nice date night location. We did it ahead of a play, but we will come back for evening long experience.
We have eaten here a couple of times it was very good
delicious, authentic Italian cuisine - amazing dining experience!
They both under the stairs to the second floor is not a table I recommend. Should be repurposed in my opinion as all you hear is the footsteps of people going up and down the steps. This is where my wife and I were first seated. They happily moved us to a tabl upstairs upon request .
Christmas dinner with family